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Ordnance Survey


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  • proper n. Originally the branch of government that produced maps for the military, now a civilian organisation that produces maps worldwide.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the official survey of Great Britain and Ireland, conducted by the ordnance department.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the official cartography agency of the British government


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  • Of course, the Ordnance Survey continues to play a 19th century apprach to this.

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  • This week the Ordnance Survey in the UK wrote to local government organisations stating that they could not use any local authority data that is in any way geographically related without licensing the data from the OS.

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  • Included in the list are bodies that have eluded previous attempts at privatisation, such as the Royal Mint, the Tote, Ordnance Survey and the Met Office.

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  • Now a modern Ordnance Survey map shows only one way out of Saltey except by water.

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  • Or might it not, with the consent of the eminent gentleman who has charge of the Coast Survey, be connected therewith, as it is with the Ordnance Survey in Great

    The Uses of Astronomy An Oration Delivered at Albany on the 28th of July, 1856

  • The forth in a series of eight navigation workshops, hosted by Cotswold Outdoor in association with Ordnance Survey takes place in Tunbridge Wells on April 21st.

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  • For example, with Ordnance Survey mapping when fully zoomed in the WMS will display MasterMap, and then when zooming out say from a building to a neighbourhood it will display OS StreetView.

    GISuser - GIS and Geospatial Technology News

  • - Reducing costs over time - to ensure that Ordnance Survey continues to offer value-for-money;

    All Points Blog

  • A spokesman for the Ordnance Survey said the consultation would begin before Christmas

    BBC News | Technology | World Edition

  • An example of a complex relational mapping case is the use case from Ordnance Survey, presented at the RDB2RDF mapping XG.

    Planet RDF


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